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Love this name for a boy or girl, don't like the alternative spelling of BO though. (abbreviation for body odour!)
-- sjai74  3/21/2005
An alteration of Beau is Beauford or Beuford.
-- trayc53  4/17/2005
Means 'Handsome' in French.
-- iamkristen  7/11/2005
I think this is an adorable name for a boy.
-- Anonymous User  7/19/2005
BEAU, BEAU, BEAU... likable that's for sure! But I think this name is GREAT!
-- misslucy2u2007  9/17/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Beau is the son of Ashley and Melanie Wilkes.
-- Anonymous User  11/7/2005
In "Gone with the Wind", Beau was short for Beauregard.
-- Ylva  12/19/2005
Actually, the son of Melanie and Ashley IS just Beau - I reread the novel recently and checked just because I had to be sure. But he is Beau and not Beauregard.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2010
A "beau" is also a word for a dandy or a boyfriend. For that reason, I really dislike it for a child!
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/20/2006
Beau is a cute name for a boy, but it seems more like a nickname than a real name.
-- visitor27  11/27/2006
I believe this name means "BEAUTFUL" because if you add TIFUL to BEAU you get BEAUTIFUL.
-- Taydbug112  12/14/2006
This is the kind of nickname that I would give a child but not a real name.
-- writing the world  3/18/2007
Who would ever name their son Beau? You must be nuts if you like this!
-- LibbyBeth  3/22/2007
Libby, I don't like the name Beau either, but you certainly don't have to be nuts because you like it! That's a very rude comment.
-- Caprice  7/12/2007
My Mom named her son Beau. She's also quite sane. I've never had anyone tell me it's bad. They usually tell me how unique and nice it is.

I'm also not obnoxious. And it's also not a nickname. My full name is Beau. If I was obnoxious, my name might be Elizabeth or Ouaie.
-- bbollinger1  8/3/2007
I'm sorry, but I think of this name as obnoxious.
-- Ouaie  6/15/2007
I really like the name Isabeau. It's a legitimate old name. What holds me back is that Beau is the masculine form and Belle is the feminine for of beautiful. But I hear "BOW' and "BELL" like she Is-a-bell and she Is-a-Beau. I don't think I'll choose it if everyone things I'm nuts. :( But what about for a middle name? On husband's side of the family it's a crazy tradition to call everyone by their middle name, even more so then their first, and is a little out of hand and confusing, but that's the way it is!
-- StinkweedMcGilicutty  8/6/2007
Usage is French.
-- august  9/12/2007
Unfortunately, it seems like this name is a victim of the "redneck" stereotype propagated by popular entertainment. It just reminds me of the characters on "Mama's Family" or a one-liner from Jeff Foxworthy.
-- leananshae  12/17/2007
My boyfriend's name is Beau and I'm Bella. Beau & Bella sound great together, don't you think?
-- Anonymous User  1/4/2008
Beau can also be short for Beaucephus.
-- Neko  1/21/2008
I think of /Auntie Mame/ immediately. I don't like the way the name looks, so it's not a favorite name for me, but it has loads of positive associations.
-- aqualime  3/31/2008
I think the name Beau sounds a little odd for a full name, but it's not a paticularly bad name. Better suited for a nickname in my opinion.
-- Lait du Chocolat  4/6/2008
Beau Burchell, guitarist of Saosin.
-- Anonymous User  4/19/2008
Actor Beau Bridges, son of Lloyd Bridges and brother of Jeff Bridges.
-- Kosta  4/21/2008
Ah well, I guess it's not that bad, and it does beat the spelling Bo, as this variant actually has a meaning and looks more mature and sophisticated. But somehow the name just makes me think of guys that aren't very bright. Some people have named their daughters this, or plan on doing so, because of the meaning. I suppose they don't get that this is the masculine equivalent of the word for 'beautiful', and Belle is the feminine equivalent. This is a very masculine name by all means.
-- slight night shiver  5/15/2008
I think this name is a bit pretentious, and not very nice-sounding. Also, if it's the masculine equivalent of "beautiful", doesn't it just mean "handsome"? Ah, well.
-- FMRadio  6/3/2008
Beau is Natalia Wood's (Judy's) brother's name in "Rebel Without A Cause."
-- Anonymous User  7/15/2008
I'm not against this name, but I'm not really with it, either. But it is an old name, a name that you don't hear anymore. At least I don't. And I have to disagree; you aren't nuts just because you like this name. Different people like diferent names and this is it. :)
-- _0TophasNails_1  11/22/2008
Beau Brummell- He was an influential English gentleman and was quite the dandy. He hung about with the Prince Regent and Lord Byron. His real name was George but he went by Beau.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2009
Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) and her partner Jade Jones named their son Beau Lee.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2009
Beau is NOT used as a given name in France. If you are considering this for your son, just be aware of that.
-- bananarama  4/19/2009
I like this name because it reminds me of my neighbor who also bears this name. Even though it's slang for a boyfriend, people might put that in the past, or at least hopefully. I'm glad it's not overused like Daniel, Michael, and Jacob.
-- CharlieRob  7/31/2009
I really love this name for a boy! It's so cute for a little baby but would fit him for the rest of his life.
-- SummerSerenades  8/27/2009
I like it more for a girl.
-- SkullRose  12/21/2009
I used to like this name because I thought it was pronounced like the beginning of beautiful. But when I found out it was said like boo I stopped liking it.
-- MirandaIrie  11/23/2010
I love this name for a boy or a girl. I had Beau Lily picked out at one point, but decided on something else. It is a gorgeous name, though.
-- angiec8420  6/28/2011

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